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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 6:12 PM

Hogan Stresses Civility, Bipartisanship in Inaugural Speech

Gov. Larry Hogan spent much of his second inaugural speech contrasting bipartisanship in his first term with the partisan rancor in the nearby nation's capital, as he embraced a rare moment in Maryland politics... Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 1:59 PM

Longtime Maryland Senate Leader Says He'll Fight Cancer

Longtime Maryland Senate Leader Says He'll Fight Cancer

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller choked up before making the announcement in the Senate chamber. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 6:50 PM
Maryland Lawmakers to Take on Education, Transportation

Maryland Lawmakers to Take on Education, Transportation

As Maryland's state lawmakers reconvened on Wednesday, they said education funding, transportation improvements and redistricting were on their agendas. News4's Chris Gordon reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 6:28 PM
Equal Rights Amendment Gets Boost in Virginia

Equal Rights Amendment Gets Boost in Virginia

Virginia is poised to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and possibly change the Constitution. "It is long past time, and we're going to get it done this year,"... Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 7:12 PM
Virginia Lawmakers to Consider Gun Bills, Tax Relief

Virginia Lawmakers to Consider Gun Bills, Tax Relief

As state lawmakers returned to Virginia on Wednesday, issues on the agenda included gun bills, tax relief, sports betting and the Equal Rights Amendment. News4's Julie Carey has the rundown. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 7:17 AM
Maryland Lawmakers Express Frustration Over Shutdown

Maryland Lawmakers Express Frustration Over Shutdown

Maryland's Republican governor Larry Hogan says no one in Congress or the White House should receive a paycheck until the shutdown is resolved. He's just one Maryland lawmaker putting pressure on lawmakers... Watch »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Emergency Legislation on DC's Sports Betting Contract Pulled

A vote on emergency legislation that would have paved the way for online sports betting in D.C. to become a reality by early this summer hit a snag when several D.C. Council members questioned why the... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 7:39 PM

Stewart Won't Seek Re-Election as Prince William Board Chair

In his final state of the county address, Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart said he won’t seek a fourth term as chairman. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Jaffe: DC Moves Toward Scrutiny-Free Sports Betting Deal

Jaffe: DC Moves Toward Scrutiny-Free Sports Betting Deal

On Tuesday's scheduled vote to extend the District’s lottery contract and give the same firm the rights to run D.C.’s brand-new sports betting enterprise, the D.C. Council was about to take the fall. Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Virginia Gov. Pushes Absentee Voting, Campaign Finance Bills

Virginia Gov. Pushes Absentee Voting, Campaign Finance Bills

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to make it easier to vote early and harder for political candidates to bring in big checks. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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